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Updated June 19, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2287 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 472 reviews)

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  1. "Goods receiver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A continuous challenge to reach the daily objective.

    Cons

    Working on your feet for many hours

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for internal associates


  2. "Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Driver in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Driver in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable salary. Everything is well organized and already prepared. All you need to do is following the process steps

    Cons

    Greedy contractors trying to get rich quick hiding the real amount of money and bonuses they getting paid by Amazon for your service:)

    Advice to Management

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  3. "A great place to gain experience, take ownership and drive your career forward"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with cutting edge processes and technology. Gain industry experience knowledge quicker than any other company. Be rewarded with excellent salary, shares and benefits.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get into, when Amazon recruit you need to go for it. Work life balance needs to be managed carefully. You need to manage your time management well.


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Account Management in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager, Account Management in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career Progression; Remuneration; Work mobility; Work-life balance

    Cons

    A lot of info and fast product development can make it difficult to keep pace


  5. "A great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good fun environment that encourages people to speak up and voice their views. I have been working for Amazon for over a year and really love it. This company really puts the customer first. Some of the places that I worked before only really believed that they put the customer first.

    Cons

    As the company is based all over the world, some meetings can be at unsociable hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  6. "Great place to work with a unique culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good share plan, flexible working if you are in an EU team, alot of smart people, very strong culture and company vision - always something exciting. Great MBA program.

    Cons

    Ops and corporate are two different worlds, bare that in mind when reading the reviews. The Corp offices have a much better culture than ops. Sometimes questionable review processes.


  7. "Difficult to progress, good place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management (Media Group)
    Fast growth

    Cons

    Difficult to progress to higher levels due to reduction of managers
    High performers get 1% annual review rise.

  8. "Decent Organisation trying to do good."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Massive potential to do good social impact investment work. Attracts good people.

    Cons

    Disconnected Executive management from Investment team hampers the organisations progress, also creating high turnover of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Reconnect with the team to take full advantage of the relationship between CAD and Venturesome


  9. "Lower management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Opportunity to Learn and Develop

    Cons

    Sometimes Lack of Structure in Training


  10. "Little care towards employees, long hours are an expectation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, global openings, great customer focus

    Cons

    Long hours are the norm (I routinely was pressured to work 14+ hour days in operations by senior management), little recognition for work well done, general culture is to focus on the negative rather than positive. Very poor management development, bullying culture slightly prevalent and driven from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Help managers develop in to managers and leaders of people


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